Scott County Health Department announces today two cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported at The Waters of Scottsburg.
212 facilities across the state have reported a total of 3,625 as of May 18, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.
There have been 732 total deaths in long term care facilities in Indiana.
Both individuals are female and from Scott County. The patients are quarantined and recovering.
No further information about the patients will be released due to privacy laws.
The Waters of Scottsburg has notified residents and their families of the positive cases.
Scott County Health Officer states “We know that people older than 60 with underlying health conditions are most at risk during this pandemic,” Dr. Kevin Rogers said. “The Waters has already implemented infectious control protocols and have been working with our office and Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to prevent further spread within the facility.”
To prevent community spread, long-term care facilities should be following the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) guidelines:
- Identify a separate space that is used only for confirmed or presumed COVID-19 patients;
- Limit patient contact to only essential direct care providers;
- Establish a tracking system to monitor and manage infection control activities and residents and staff member who are symptomatic